Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils
The Purpose of this Plan
Definition of Disability (Equality Act 2010)
A person has a disability if ‘ he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has an adverse, substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to day activities’.
Wilcombe Primary School maintains an important role within the local community.
At present we have no wheelchair dependent pupils, parents or members of staff.
Current Range of known disabilities
The school has children with a range of disabilities which include moderate and specific learning disabilities and complex medical conditions.
We have a very small number of pupils and parents who have a hearing impairment or a visual impairment.
Areas of planning responsibilities
- Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum (this includes teaching and learning and the wider curriculum of the school such as participation in after-school clubs, leisure and cultural activities or school visits)
- Improving access to the physical environment of schools (this includes improvements to the physical environment of the school and physical aids to access education)
- Improving the delivery of written information to disabled pupils (this will include planning to make written information that is normally provided by the school to its pupils available to disabled pupils). The information should take account of pupils’ disabilities and pupils’ and parents’ preferred formats and be made available within a reasonable time frame.
1. Increasing access for disabled pupils to the school curriculum.
Improving teaching and learning lies at the heart of the school’s work. Through self- review, staff appraisal and Continuous Professional Development (CPD), we aim to enhance staff knowledge, skills and understanding to promote excellent teaching and learning for all children. We aim to meet every child’s needs within mostly mixed ability (with some setting where appropriate), inclusive classes.
It is a core value of the school that all children are enabled to participate fully in the broader life of the school. Consequently, all children have always been permitted to attend age relevant after school clubs, leisure and cultural activities and educational visits. The only exception would occur if a child had breached school rules when deprivation of club attendance may be used as a suitable short term sanction and to ensure the safety of others.
2. Improving access to the physical environment of the school
Provision, in exceptional cases, will be negotiated when a pupil’s specific needs are known as they enter the school.
3. Improving the delivery of written information to disabled pupils
This will include planning to make written information that is normally provided by the school to its pupils available to disabled pupils and parents. Examples might include handouts, textbooks and information about school events. The information should take account of pupils’ disabilities and pupils’ and parents’ preferred formats and be made available within a reasonable timeframe.